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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A dark Belgian-style stout with notes of spice, coffee, chocolate & oak The 13th Hour Is The Witching Hour and a time when strange brews can occur With 13 ingredients, we combine the roasted chocolate and coffee notes of a stout with the complex spicy character of a Belgian-style ale aged in oak for a dark, robust, and bewitching brew.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Poured into a tulip out of a 750ml bottle. Pours an extremely dark brown, nearly pitch black, with a decent one finger dark tan head. Pretty good head retention and lacing taking the abv into consideration. The aroma threw me off a little bit. Instead of a chocolatey, roasty, stout aroma I get hit with some perfumy, funky, Belgian notes. Almost reminds me of a Flanders red or something. Quite floral with a little bit of dark fruit. Not bad but just a little odd. This carries over into the flavor. Lots of fig and cherries along with just the slightest bit of funk. About halfway through and towards the finish, a little bit of light chocolate tries to come through but it is very faint. There are also some banana and bubblegum yeasty esters. Mouthfeel is on the thin side but also quite sticky. Overall, I really was expecting more stout characteristics with this beer. This screams Flanders red or Oud Brun more than Belgian ale. It is all just a bit rough around the edges and a bit weak.


1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 15, 2015
My boss bought this for me so at least I am not out that money. Everything I hate in Belgian Stouts with wierd medicinal plastic notes and inflected barrel bugs that clash with the yeast spiciness. Uninspired mouthfeel as well. A near drain pour with no coffee nor chocolate notes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (8131) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2015
Sampled from the bottle at the Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival. Pours a clear dark amber brown with a yellowish brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a decent amount of roasted malts with some chocolate and dark grains. Flavor has notes of dark grains and roasted malts with a bit of dark fruit.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1524) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour has a very thick, spongy, tan head, and a fiercely bubbly, dark brown, almost black, appearance, with good lacing left behind. The aroma is of mild coffee and chocolate, black licorice, dried light fruit, golden raisen, mild oak, and dark-roasted malt. Taste is of those elements, with an odd canned spaghetti sauce or tomato sauce acidity. Bittterness is almost not detected. Some candy sugar and spiced holiday bread or cake is picked up. Mouthfeel is medium, and Samuel Adams Thirteenth Hour finishes spritzy and not so much like a stout at all. RJT

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (15390) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle, 75cl corked. A dark brown beer topped by a small, beige head. Perhaps a bit weak aroma, with raisins, dried figs, some chocolate and roasted malts. Some funky, spiced notes too. It’s full-bodied, soft and lightly warming on the palate, with flavors of raisins, dried figs, some brown sugar and roasted malts, and a little touch of chocolate. Nice carbonation level and bitterness that suits the sweetness. Lasting finish. Perhaps a bit too subtle this one, but at least it drinks easy. 150612

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Lord Berri, Montréal, QC
Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, chocolate, wood, and some spices. Tasts is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long slihgtly warm, dried fruity, chocolate and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fugitive (1681) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle @ Local Pub, Athens. Color black with small brown head. Aroma alcohol, dark fruits, toffee. Taste sweet, alcohol, dark fruits, plum.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Countbeer (5316) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle: Chouffe glass: Deep dark brown beer. Creamy head on top. Aroma is spice, prunes, port, some used port/vinous wood tones, raisin, something sweet I can’t lay my finger on. Flavours of prunes, bitters, toast, dried leaves, spice, nuts, light dry, dried dark fruit, hint of wood... Aftertaste, wood, malt, toast, light prune and bitter tint. Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Bit boring and miss some soul. Also a bit unbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lambo1265 (8) - Oregon, USA - MAY 31, 2015 does not count
Wow, very good. Although it tastes nothing like a traditional stout. ............................. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3605) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2015
Beige head dark pour aromas coffee molasses dark fruits oak very spicy chocolate yeast note caramel the flavours malt chocolate caramel oak vanilla coffee smooth touch molasses sweet spices dark fruits cinnamon clove love the bottle design taste of port plums mild bitter five spice yeast note the finish missing some good body but okay best tastes spices fruits alcohol note sweetness goes down okay a decent imperial

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (800) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Pours a dark mahogany with a foamy, long-lasting tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, Belgian yeast, and spice. Flavor is lots of dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Begins sweet, but the finish is a touch tart. Nothing about this, except the color, is like a stout. I would call it a Belgian strong, but nonetheless it tastes good.


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